[Editor's Note: The following post contains iReport movie review videos, which may be considered spoilers.]
No doubt about it, "Skyfall" already has the potential to be the biggest James Bond film ever at the box office and has won over critics, but what about Bond fans?
Moviegoers - many of whom were fresh from midnight screenings - took to iReport to post their movie reviews on video.
Trevor Dougherty, a student in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, called the movie "glorious," not to mention "super-fantastic."
He was surprised at two major points in the movie, saying it was "full of surprises, and wonderfully unpredictable." He was also blown away by the cinematography.
Movie critic Brett Martin of Atlanta called it "Bond at his best."
"The opening chase seen may be the best ever, and it sets the tone for a really good spy thriller and pure Bond fantasy," he said.
Martin - who ultimately gave the movie five out of five - felt that we learned more about Bond than in any other previous movie.
It wasn't all praise however. Big 007 fan Joyce Chow is not too fond of the entire series of Daniel Craig Bond movies, saying they are too much like the "Bourne" movies.
Without getting into spoilers, the Los Angeles-based iReporter cited many things done in the movie "which would be unheard of by the Ian Fleming 'King and Country' James Bond."
She considers this movie a "jump the shark" moment.
Rajiim Gross, on the other hand, was with the pro-"Skyfall" camp, big time.
He praised the "the stunts, photography and scope" of the film.
"If you're a Bond fan, it's a definite must-see film!"
The Fort Thomas, Kentucky resident awarded the film a grade of A.
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"SKYFALL" was utter crap and the only bad Bond film of Craig's that I have ever seen.
Better than Quantum of Solace, not as good as Casino Royale.
Somebody needs to teach Atlanta movie critic Brett Martin how to spell; it's "scene", not "seen". Moron...
james bond is right here and right on the villain's case...
especially now with losing his hair and it turning grey....wow.
i'd rather sleep with james bond then get in bed with you (hips)–see you tonight.
movie was great.
I saw Skyfall this past weekend...and all i can say is that Javier Bardem was excellent as the villain...he reminded me of Heath Ledger as the Joker! Great movie as always....love love love Daniel Craig as Bond!
Bond is a liberal stooge.
Just to set the scene, Sean Connery was Bond. thats it.
However whilst all the other Bonds entertained, Craig has taken the role to another level. He is a good actor.
I fear the CR plot was a little thin, but Craig carried it off well. Then to make QoS as a sequel was a great idea. Whilst I realise QoS was poorly written due to the writer strike, it came out well IMHO. It made Craigs Bond more serious and allowed him to grow into the role. It was therefore a mistake for Skyfall not to contain Quantum conten a real mistake,
They actually filmed Bond killing Mr White, but never showed it. They could have connected the Skyfall plot to Quantum , but they didnt. Also why kill off M ? Judy Dench wanted to carry on ? Also on plot failure, when Bond was shot by Eve, then where was the wound ? The only wound they showed was the one from Patrice ? So how did he fall of the train ? How did he survive. Big gapes in the storyline. Bad editing. Also if you are Bond, on your long journey to Skyfall Lodge, then why didnt he have some ammunition shipped over by helicopter, like the baddies ? The plot and story was awful. The movie was not on par with what I expected from Craigs first two outings. Hope they bring back the Quantum story, otherwise, Jason Bourne gets my vote on complex spy stories. James Bond better go back to being in a spoof adventure.
Saw Sky fall. Can't say I'm overly impressed. The effects and stunts were quite good. Javier Bardem should get an oscar nod, brilliant acting, in the vein of Heath Ledger as the Joker.. The plot was weak and very unbelievable. The movie was too long and dragged on (too much of a good thing is still too much). But the biggest drawback is Daniel Craig. He was very good in other movies like Munich, but as Bond he does not carry the soul and essence of the Bond we saw in Connery, Moore and Brosnan. He may be more like Fleming meant Bond to be, but at the end the stunts carry the movie not Craig.
black dress, fishnets and a purple velvet blazer and 4 inch heels...you?
Saw Skyfall last night. What's with M's earrings in that opening scene? When she's standing in front of the window, after Bond's been shot, she's got a dangling earring on her right ear, and a stud in her left. What's with that? Was there something "cool" about this that I missed?
I, too, was wondering about the mismatched earnings. Is it a fashion statement? A continuity glitch? A spy thing? I haven't seen anyone else mention it.
in another review you said you never saw the movie...maybe i'm wrong. sorry
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Sean Connery is #1 Bond. Always will be. Skyfall is good though. Worth seeing. Craig is the athletic-stuntman Bond.
Daniel Craig will never be Bond in my eyes – he is more like Rambo or the John Mclain from from Die Hard – all blood and guts, definately not suave like Connery and Moore – they are the real James Bonds.
Skyfall has so many illogical plot elements. Like why did the grounds keeper and M use a flashlight when they were walking through the field in the middle of the night. Its like waving a sign to the villains "Hey, over here! Come an find me so the plot can continue!"
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The 'subway train-crash' scene was poorly done.
No secondary explosions.
No billowing clouds of smoke/dust.
No screaming/bloody passengers.
Oh...and a subway car does not crash thru a 3-foot-thick brick pillar.
And the helicopter-building crash was only marginally better.
Neither of these two criticisms are meant to criticize 'plot elements'.
I'm just saying that the CGI people didn't do a great job on these shots.
Otherwise....I liked how Mendes took the movie away from the 'traditional bond formula'.
I think Mendes was bold in the 3rd act. The entire 'standoff' scene at Skyfall was derivitive of other movies (going back to 7 Samuari). But he made it work. Thank god he avoided doing a 'montage'.
And kudos to Judi Densch. She should be forever enshrined as a 'Bond Woman'.
I practically cheered when Bond unveiled his alternate-transportation....the original Aston-Martin DB5. Mendes wisely waited till that moment to unveil the 'classic Bond theme music'.....to very good effect.
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no thanks. I bet you work for Spectre. They are always trying to trick Maxwell Smart.
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Quick question. Not that it matters, but is Daniel Craig straight? He seems a little frilly around the edges. Not a good choice for James Bond. Maybe him and Pierce Brosnan can go out on a date.
It is quit obvious that this is not actually a great movie.Allow me to explain my rational:
firstly,In the movie 'Wall_E,there was a compelling story of love,romance,heartbreak and the most fluid annimatuon ive ever had the pleasure of witnessing.The great joy and sensations that occured from that viweing experiences was something that will last a life time,
the gun that Daniel Craig uses in said film is not an accurate portrayal of events that could actually take place.As said forth,non-accurate actions are not accurate.If non-accurate actions were accurate,they would be called accurate,and not non-accurate.
So in inclusion,this Film Skyfall,which is a film in the 007 James BOnd frandchise is not up to par with whtat he expectations were ands I have no choice but to say is sucked..
i want to see his bald head and ears up close now.
Jeez, you can always count on anonymous internet message board posters to be cynical, uninformed, unintelligent and full of poor, poor taste... who apparently can't plainly see the BEST 007 film to date has come. Skyfall is fantastic.
Well. I took my wide to see it last Saturday. We are both 007 fans. Daniel Craig just does not make a credible James Bond. He doesn't seem like a guy that likes the ladies, if you know what I mean. Even my wife commented he seems a little light in the loafers.
My boyfriend and I saw it last night and we feel Roger Moore was the real Bond...
Definitly a snooze fest.
I thought it was lame. Maybe exciting for a 13 year old but that's about it.
Well worth my entertainment dollars. I saw it twice this weekend, one of those with the wife. The crowd, and I do mean crowd loved it.
I saw it over the weekend. It is ok but way way overhyped. Definitly overrated and silly at times. I'd give it a 6 out of 10. It's ok but not as great as everyone is letting on.
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